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Evansville Aces @ UIC Flames

Current Records: Evansville 15-12, UIC 10-17

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We've got another exciting Missouri Valley matchup on schedule as the Evansville Aces and the UIC Flames are set to tip at 8:00 p.m. ET on February 21st at Credit Union 1 Arena. Given that the pair suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this match.

The matchup between Evansville and the Redbirds on Sunday hardly resembled the 58-54 effort from their previous meeting. The Aces fell 86-79 to the Redbirds. Evansville's loss continues a disappointing trend for the team, making it three in a row.

Even though the team lost, they still had their share of impressive performances. One of the best came from Kenny Strawbridge Jr., who scored 13 points along with six assists. The team also got some help courtesy of Yacine Toumi, who scored 13 points along with six rebounds and two steals.

Meanwhile, the Flames ended up a good deal behind the Bruins on Sunday and lost 75-60. The loss unfortunately continues a disappointing trend for UIC in their matchups with the Bruins: they've now lost four in a row.

The Aces' defeat dropped their record down to 15-12. As for the Flames, they have been struggling recently as they've lost ten of their last 12 matches, which put a noticeable dent in their 10-17 record this season.

Evansville will be fighting an uphill battle on Wednesday as the experts have pegged them as the 2.5-point underdog. This contest will be their sixth straight as the underdogs (so far over this stretch they are 4-1 against the spread).

Evansville strolled past the Flames in their previous meeting back in January by a score of 77-60. The rematch might be a little tougher for Evansville since the squad won't have the home-court advantage this time around. We'll see if the change in venue makes a difference.


UIC is a slight 2.5-point favorite against Evansville, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is 145 points.

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Series History

UIC has won 2 out of their last 3 games against Evansville.

  • Jan 31, 2024 - Evansville 77 vs. UIC 60
  • Feb 22, 2023 - UIC 82 vs. Evansville 76
  • Feb 04, 2023 - UIC 70 vs. Evansville 61